- a dining hall in a religious house, a college, or other institution.
Origin of refectory
Related Words for refectoryarena, theater, gymnasium, amphitheater, lounge, chamber, church, gallery, auditorium, ballroom, gym, salon, casino, mart, armory, lyceum, refectory, stateroom
Examples from the Web for refectory
Historical Examples of refectory
Raymonde had just escaped for a few minutes from the refectory, where she was on duty.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
He would return to the refectory, as if relieved of some great crime.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
The bell rang for supper, and they went down to the refectory.
Then the bell rang for breakfast, and he went down to the refectory.
But if his reception in the refectory was chilling, his welcome in the courtyard was warm enough.
- a communal dining hall in a religious, academic, or other institution